Love Medicine Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Henry shrieks when Albertine touches him because:

2. Lyman Lamartine considers himself lucky because:

3. Gerry is difficult for Dot to hide because:

4. A symbol of Dot's overwhelming love might be:

5. The red convertible works as a symbol of:

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the structure of Erdrich's novel. In your essay, evaluate the effectiveness of the short-story-like chapters and multiple narrators. Does Erdrich's structure add to or detract from the themes? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Essayist Agnes Repplier said, "Humor brings insight and tolerance. Irony brings a deeper and less friendly understanding." Considering Erdrich's use of humor and irony, defend, refute, or qualify Repplier's statement in your essay.

Essay Topic 3

Erdrich describes many vehicles throughout the novel, often using them to define characters or lifestyles. Choose 3 characters whose vehicles are described in Love Medicine, and explore their representation of characters of events. What ideas does Erdrich reveal through the vehicles her characters own or drive?

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